I took a walk today in my trail boots, which I had swapped out a couple of months ago for something more floral and fashion-forward for scooting around the city.Continue reading
Want to know how to walk halfway across the country? With a whole lot of support!
Aside from the hundreds of strangers I met along the way, one of the biggest supports for my trip came from MEC, who recently published a great post on me and fellow thru-hiker Mik Turje. Mik hiked The Great Divide, a rugged and wild trail through the Rocky Mountains, very different from the semi-urban Great Trail that I walked which connects Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast. I loved the contrast and similarities between our thru-hiking experiences, but Mik said it best; “Come for the non-binary representation in the outdoors, stay for [our four] entire references to ugly crying!”
Click here to read the article.
Follow Mik’s trail adventures here.
“It’s not only women or queers who need allies — we’re all grappling with these issues. I’m trying to be really intentional about reaching out to all kinds of people… I’m genuinely curious about how different people think about and relate to gender, and I hope to expand the conversation to make space for everyone’s voice.”– Bonnie Thornbury